L’Angélus du canal (i) – Paris – France
Gloria pour l'Angélus
After many and successful Singaporean pilgrimages, Gabriel de Balasy and Philippe Hoyez return to the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin for a successful bistronomic come-back.
Nice and wide choice of appetizers that do not exceed 10 euros (except for scallops and foie gras, normal!), juggling between the french regions, with the snails of Burgundy, socca from Nice or Provence with artichokes “barigoule”.
But it is the asparagus that I tested with an original declination as they are proposed first in section (fairly classic) but also in very thin strips marinated with lemon. We bounce well on the Hollandaise sauce that embellishes everything.
The snails are individually pot covered with a fine toasted bread crumbs.
It is more in the dishes that one feels an Asian influence of the Singaporean restaurant with the Kampot pepper that perfumes the pad of rump steak or the shitake risotto with herbal juice.
But my choice felt on an astonishing risotto of sweetbreads. Difficult mix because two “fat” products, one in its texture, the other in its mode of cooking, completed with cream. But the whole is harmonious, without heaviness. We can simply regret a slight over-cooking of the rice. Not the chef’s incompetence, but the obligation to adapt to a clientele who does not know how to eat a real risotto, with a crunchy heart. Do not hesitate to say that you are a true amateur and that you want your rice just cooked, the kitchen will make your day …
Very classic scallops with just cooked vegetables. We succeed them or not. There, it’s perfect.
How do we recognize a restaurant? To the ability to offer desserts made “to order” and commanded at the beginning of the meal. In this case, a “Famous Paris-Brest” is worth the detour. Excellent crème mousseline praliné, puff pastry was crunchy, not at all this soft symptomatic products made too long in advance and which moisten in the fridge. A beautiful thing!
To all this is added a pleasant terrace in summer, a quiet street, a shop nearby that will serve a few glasses “in the meantime”, a good service.
Our owners are good drinkers so more than efficient wine choices.
So a nice table to discover near the Canal Saint-Martin.
Date of the visite: 2019 April
Tel: 00 33 1 42 38 00 13
Addrese: 12 Avenue Richerand, 75010 Paris